We’ve all seen the newspaper stories of sick children and families living in damp, cold homes. Too many of us also have our own renting horror stories to share. Now, we have a chance to make these stories add up to some real change.
The Government has put forward some new rental laws and are asking for the public’s views on them. We’ve got until Wednesday the 27th of January, to tell the Government we want a fair deal for renters.
New rental laws have the potential to make a positive change to the lives of the million-plus New Zealanders who rent their home. Sadly, the National Government’s current proposals are just not enough and risk being a missed opportunity.